I was contacted a few weeks ago by someone from Berlin sending me a copy of this letter asking me how I felt about it. I was told that it was going to be sent out to collectives, infoshops, etc. Well, once the e-mail went out to more American groups I got e-mails asking if I was ok with it. I wrote back to the person in Berlin and requested to be added to the list of signers to avoid more of those e-mails.
You can read the Open Letter To Microcosm here and, if you agree, you can sign it at the bottom. I think it is reasonable to request for Microcosm to do, you know, what they said they were going to do. I would appreciate people signing it if they believe in the intent of the letter. However, I really don’t expect anything to come of this situation. It is already way too far gone for repair.
When I read your Brainscan issue about all this, I felt really sad. If you substitute certain place names for Australian ones, your story comes remarkably close to mine. I just read it again, curiosity piqued by your blogpost now and feel really sad again. Whether change happens or everyone just walks away, I hope for the best for all of you guys. x
what do you think about the news that microcosms staff and joe biel have gone their separate ways and made two new organizations?
Someone told me about this yesterday. I haven’t had time to think much about it. The first thought I had was that the collective seems to have been dissolved and that each entity has a single owner. Other than that, I think it is just a stunt to save face and show some kind of restructure. I predicted that Joe would never leave Microcosm.